Thanks for starting this thread, it is my favorite of the year !!!!
Group in general,
I find that these photos have an amazing realism to them, more so than almost all other images I have viewed on the internet. The subjects look 'alive' and in 3 dimensions, much more than just photographs.
The examples here are from several different photographers, different lighting, different kinds of subjects, etc. but almost all of them have this 'alive' quality that I don't see very often. Can one conclude that the camera used has more 'magic'? Is there some common thread in the post processing? Does this Canon Rumors forum site present photographs with a different level of quality than other sites? Something else?
I am anxious to hear your views, as I have only been dipping my toe in the DSLR waters for the past 2 years, (when the work schedule allows). I have not seen anything from my EOS 7D that approaches the photographs here. Needless to say, they intrigue me.